T-Metro 7224

Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Switch

Telco Systems’ T-Metro 7224 10 Gigabit multi-service Carrier Ethernet aggregation switch supports a Carrier Ethernet and MPLS network, enabling service providers to bring MPLS closer to the customer without the high cost and complexity generally associated with MPLS networks.
Download T-Metro 7224 DatasheetA4 PDF  US Letter PDF  
This carrier-class device is an ideal solution for Tier 3 service providers who want to extend the advantages of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to corporate customers who want the security of a transparent LAN (Local-Area Network) across multiple sites.

Designed as a provider edge device, the T-Metro 7224 could also replace larger chassis-based solutions which require not only more rack space but also consume more power.
The T-Metro 7224 multi-service ethernet aggregation switch is equipped with a full complement of Ethernet OAM tools to support end-to-end service management and ensure true quality of service in the metro access network.

These OAM features plus HQoS (Hierarchical Quality of Service) offer the mechanisms needed to ensure service delivery regardless of bandwidth availability.
  • Purpose-built, highly available, modular, scalable architecture
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet, wire speed non-blocking at 64 Gigabit Carrier Ethernet service switch
  • MEF, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliant for multivendor interoperability
  • Enhanced security and maximum protection mechanisms
  • Full MPLS/H-VPLS Provider Edge support
  • H-VPLS MTU support
  • Field upgradeable, redundant hotswappable power supplies
  • BiNOX operating-system Enhanced Hierarchical-Quality-of-service (HQoS) and service granularity support
  • Complete professional management tools for best control of your network
  • 24 Gigabit Ethernet/MPLS SFP ports (8 Combo ports)
  • Four 10 Gigabit Ethernet/MPLS XFP ports
  • Compact size: 2RU height, 19” rack-mountable metal enclosure, 300mm depth
  • ETSI compliant design

Standards and Certifications

IEEE 802.1D; IEEE 802.1Q; IEEE 802.1P
IEEE 802.1p Priority Queuing; IEEE 802.1u-2001
IEEE 802.3x PAUSE: flow control and back pressure
IEEE 802.1x; IEEE 802.3ad
IEEE 802.3; 802.3u; 802.3z Ethernet
IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1w and IEEE 802.1s
IEEE 802.3ah OAM; IEEE 802.1ag CFM; ITU-T Y.1731
ITU-T Y.1731/EEE 802.1ag (CFM)
NEBS Level 3 compliant


Four 10Gigabit MPLS enhanced ports
24 - 1Gigabit MPLS enhanced ports
• 8 combo SFP/RJ-45 ports support 100Base-FX or
1000Base-X (SFP) and 10/100/1000Base-TX (RJ-45)
• 16 SFP ports support 100Base-FX/1000Base-X only
RJ-45, ASCII Management ports

Advanced video support

L2 mulitcast (IGMP)
IGMP1/2 Snooping
IGMP quick zapping (22ms)

Layer 2 Features

IEEE 802.1D, 802.1Q, 802.1ad Bridging
4095 system-wide VLAN space
256K MAC address forwarding table
Port-based VLANs and Super VLANs
Layer Two Control Protocol (L2CP) Tunneling
Response Time Reporter (RTR)
AccessEthernet® and AccessMPLS™
Advanced OAM and HQoS tools
Rate limiting and policy enforcement
Transparent LAN services (Q-in-Q), H/VPLS

MPLS Features

RSVP LSPs with Strict and Loose Paths
Sub-50ms protection with Fast-Reroute (1:1, N:1)
Link Colors/Resource Classes
Maximum/Unreserved Bandwidth (CAC)
Bi-Directional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
LSP Ping & Traceroute

Protection Features

Carrier-class redundancy and load balancing mechanisms
Resilient Link
Link aggregation groups, including LACP with MAC address based distribution
Advanced fast ring convergence with sub 50 mSec recovery

Advanced security features

IEEE 802.1x
DoS (Denial of Service) protection


MIB-II, EtherLike MIB, Private MIBs
RMON; Syslog
CLI: Serial, Telnet, SSH
Interface: In-Band/ Out-of-Band
Local Interface: RJ-45, RS-232
SW Download: via TFTP
Service Management: EdgeGenie

Regulatory Compliance

European CE marking; EN 55022 Class A; CISPR 22 Class A
EN55024:1998+A1; ETSI compliant
EMC Immunity
Harmonics: EN 61000-3-2/ IEC 61000-3-2
Voltage fluctuations: EN 61000-3-3/ IEC 61000-3-3
ESD: EN 61000-4-2/ IEC 61000-4-2
RFI-AM: EN 61000-4-3/ IEC 61000-4-3
EFT: EN 61000-4-4/ IEC 61000-4-4
Surges: EN 61000-4-5/ IEC 61000-4-5
Conducted: EN 61000-4-6/ IEC 61000-4-6
Voltage DIP: : EN 61000-4-11/ IEC 61000-4-11
EMC Emissions
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A (Canada)
EN 300386
Telcordia GR-1089 issue 4
Safety requirements
UL 60950; EN 60950; IEC 60950; IEC 60825-1
CSA 22.2 No. 950
Class 1 Laser product safety (eye safety)
Environmental Compliance
Full RoHS

General Specifications

3.5”H (2RU) x19”W x12”D
89mm (2RU) x 440mm x 305mm

Weight 16.97lbs (7.7kg) max (without PSU)
1.3lbs (0.6kg) (with single PSU)

Power Dual redundant, hot-swappable
AC/DC 100-240VAC
-48VDC (-36VDC to -60VDC)

Operating temp 0ºC to 45ºC

Extended temp -5ºC to 55ºC (up to 96 hours)

Humidity Up to 95%, non-condensing

Fan Load sharing, speed controlled, hot-swappable
Data Sheets
T-Metro 7224 Datasheet
A4 PDF (453.52 KB) • Letter PDF (453.42 KB) • updated: 2013-09-03
T-Metro 7224 Datasheet (Spanish)
A4 PDF (443.03 KB) • updated: 2012-03-12
White papers
Better Backhaul with MPLS to the Cell Site
Letter PDF (1.42 MB) • updated: 2016-01-18
Solutions Overview
Business Ethernet Services Brochure
A4 PDF (471.6 KB) • Letter PDF (471.53 KB) • updated: 2013-05-13
Mobile Backhaul Solution Brochure
A4 PDF (780.28 KB) • Letter PDF (528.87 KB) • updated: 2013-04-15
Ethernet Service Management Solution Brochure
Letter PDF (850.88 KB) • updated: 2012-03-22
Solutions Overview
Letter PDF (1.44 MB) • updated: 2015-11-24
Related Files
Carrier Ethernet Products Matrix
A4 PDF (260.27 KB) • Letter PDF (612.27 KB) • updated: 2015-04-20